2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Coachella Valley Volkswagen

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is an icon and has been since 1983 when it first debuted in America. This vehicle offers practicality, mixed with high-quality interior materials that will remind you of the vehicle's German roots. Further reasons to love the Golf GTI include the engine that packs a punch, upholstery that is incredibly stylish, and an automatic transmission that is quick-shifting. The 2018 model year is bringing with it a few new features! The higher trim options now come standard with a large touchscreen display, upgraded performance brakes, driver safety aids, and LED headlights. The Golf GTI is stylish, features a punchy engine, and maintains its icon status.

Engine Performance

  • FWD
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
  • Six-speed dual clutch automatic or six-speed manual

Safety Features

  • Forward collision
  • Parking steering assistant
  • Lane departure warning

Vehicle Design

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Ambient interior lighting

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What driver assistance features are offered with the Golf GTI?

There are many driver assistance features included with the 2018 Golf GTI that gives you the safety you've been looking for! Some of these driver assistance options include rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, park distance control, parking steering assistant, lane departure warning, available high beam control, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. These systems are offered on various different trims, and give you the options to drive a safety conscious vehicle.

What trim levels will I find available with the Golf GTI?

There are three trim levels offered with the Golf GTI! The first of these is the base trim S. The S trim comes with an eight-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, a 60/40-split folding rear seat with a center pass-through, ambient interior lighting, heated front seats, cloth upholstery, rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, LED foglights, high-performance tires, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The mid-range trim is the SE, offering rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, VW Car-Net Security and service-connected services, satellite radio, an eight-speaker sound system with CD player, an 8-inch touchscreen display, push-button ignition, keyless entry, a sunroof, LED headlights, a limited-slip differential, and upgraded brakes. The final trim, the Autobahn, features a lane departure warning/lane keeping assist system, a self-parking system, front and rear parking sensors with Maneuver Braking, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, a subwoofer-enhanced Fender sound system, a navigation system, a power-adjustable driver seat, and an adaptive suspension.

What engine powers the Golf GTI?

Every GTI, no matter the trim, comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine can produce 258 pound-feet of torque and 220 horsepower. These engines are front-wheel drive. You can choose between either a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. With the turbocharge, this engine is punchy, giving you the power and acceleration you're looking for! The manual transmission will give you 25 miles per gallon city, and 33 miles per gallon highway. The automatic transmission gives you 24 miles per gallon city and 32 miles per gallon highway.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf GTI has been an American icon since its initial debut. The 2018 model continues that tradition with a peppy engine, a stylish interior, and three unique trim levels! For more information on this vehicle, call us, or use the form below to send us in any questions!

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